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and a court appearance for congressman, chaka fattah, he faced a indictment for racketeering charges, he pled not guilty at a center city courthouse. >> reporter: congressman chaka fattah tried to keep out of sight as he turned himself in well ahead of his hearing and leftclaiming his innocence. he seemed more concerned with the eagles than he did about his
court appearance, the judge told him to wait until the proper moment. >> i have to follow the rules so just be patient. >> we all have to follow the rules. >> but the government says that fattah broke the rules to pay off a campaign loan for his unsuccessful run for mayor in 2007 he and four others are charged in a racketeering scheme, that they funneled money through a nonprofit and other companies to repay the loan. two that benefitted they said were his wife and his son, chaka fattah jr., who is facing charges in a separate case. fattah says he plans to stay in office and run for re-election, i fully expect when we vet these
allegations, we'll know they will no longer represent a cloud on my very good reputation and fattah deflected questions. >> what did it feel like posing for a mugshot and being fingerprints. >> i have talked about this, my lawyers are now answering questions. >> fattah says he is now going back to work and looking forward to running for re-election for what will be his 12th term in congress. >> thank you. police are investigating a shooting near a day care facility in southwest philadelphia late this morning, police responded to a shooting at 55th and angora, one person suffered gunshot wounds and no word on their condition and no
one at the day care was hurt. police made an arrest in connection with the shooting of a 10-year-old boy in wilmington. the boy remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. john rawlins is live now with the ratest. >> reporter: police returned an hour, hour and a half ago, they announced they arrested jahlil goldsboro, for possession of a firearm that he is accused of having that caused injury or death to another and there could be additional charges that relates to a shoot that occurred in a unit here at 2:00 a.m. police were called to the 700 block of townsend place, they found a disturbing scene, a 10-year-old boy shot in the head and he was rushed to the hospital, he was in critical but stable condition on a
ventilator. the boy's grandmother said this morning that she hoped that police could find the answer. >> i don't know what happened, i want to know what happened, because i have concerns. >> beginning overnight, investigators searched for clues outside, and after obtaining a warrant, councilwoman stopped by to many help the family, was alarmed by an epidemic of gun violence in her city. >> it's so vast, the guns are being flooded into the communities, none of us manufacturer drugs or guns. >> this is a developing story or so it appears, about 15 officers, detectives from the look of it surrounded another unit three doors down from where the 10-year-old was shot they
took a man into custody without incidents. it's not clear if this relates to the shooting or not but authorities may have more to say at a later time. live in wilmington, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." an escaped prisoner is back in custody, police say he kicked out the back window of a transport van and ran off. it happened in lower heidelberg township, the suspect was found 90 minutes late senior hiding in a tree, three other prisoners were in the transport vehicle at the time. we are just a few week as way from pope francis's visit and hotels say they still have rooms available. hotels expect to be soldout during the week of september 26th, but that has not happened. they are trying to get the word out that rooms are still available and there are rooms for under $100 available using
some discount websites. pope francis is not staying at a hotel but at st. charles seminary. some that are excited, were the students moving in tonight. we are told that the pope's room will have air conditioning. meanwhile, "action news" is in argentina all this week learning about the pope's home town of buenos aires, and what shaped his views and faith. now jim gardner is live tonight in buenos aires with that story. good evening. >> reporter: good evening rick, in south america there are two things that stir passions unlike anything else, politics and soccer, well in argentina, they are in the middle of a presidential campaign, but please soccer is and always will be number one. any street or sidewalk can serve
as a pitch in buenos aires, soccer is everywhere. one of these boys could have been young jorge 70 years ago, the man that became pope played soccer all day when he moved into his house in the flores neighborhood. the team, san lorenzo is still scrolled on house where's he grew up. francis was in his true glory when they came to share with him the trophy for winning the south american championship. francis gets all the scores after every game but has not attended a game since becoming archbishop in 1998, sorry pope francis we got you there, this was game day at pedro located at the edge of one of the city's slums. the fans were excited about this
game. from a small town north of buenos aires. and these fans are confident, why wouldn't they be, they have the pope on their side. >> the pope is francisco, we won the cup and the championship, so i think that the pope is involved in all of that. >> you and the pope have one thing in common and that is that you both love san lauren stow. >> i am jewish myself, but the pope has always been a good friend, both of san lorenzo and the jewish people and we love him. >> i am a great fan of san lorenzo -- but the name of the pope is important. it's now parts of all the world. it's a great team from around the world. >> there are thousands of soccer teams throughout the world and tens of millions of fans but only these fans know that they are rooting for the pope's team
and they know it and they love it. >> and we may have the phanatic in swoop but san lorenzo has the pope. >> and how about this? pontiff fan, that is his name, he would not give me an exact score but he had it on excellent authority that san lorenzo would win, i wonder if he would place a small wager? isn't that like insider trading? san lorenzo made the pope's day by winning 2-1, so with all the controversies on the pope's plate like giving communion to divorced and remarried catholics, he can take one moment and dream of a championship, and pope francis as eagles fans nobody understands that better than we do. rick that is the story in buenos aires. >> we'll see you tonight at 11:00, this reminder, get
updates on the pope's upcoming visit by following at abc pope on twitter. still to come on "action news" tonight, the coast guard in atlantic city is calling to make a rescue in the pocono mountains and a world war ii veteran get a special thank you for his heroism. and now the heat wave is ending get ready for the humid air mass with tropical downpours. i'll have the timing in the accuweather forecast. ducis rogers with sports and much more when "action news" at 6:00 continues in just a moment.
the coast guard in atlantic city was called in to rescue a man in the poconos mountains, the man fell in the delaware water gap early this morning and they came on the scene and hoisted the man with several broken bones to safety. the worker had several broken bones and was flown to lehigh valley hospital in allentown for treatment. an investigation is underway to find out who vandalized a park in egg harbor, new jersey, the street association says a hockey court was vandalized sometime between sunday night and monday evening, the plastic floor was damaged and could cause $45,000 to repair and they believe that someone tried to break into the concession stand last week. authorities are investigating the tragic death of a 2-year-old that drown in a neighbor's swimming pool, it
happened on bitearn lane in ocean county, a short time later the police found the girl floating in the next door neighbor's pool, the girl was unresponsive and died at the hospital an hour late sneer more than a million people are expected to visit philadelphia for the pope's visit next month, heart sign is loaning septa 18 defibrillators, and tinicum township in preparation purchased ten aed's. and people gathered today to recognize a local world war ii veteran, harold white is not able to go for an honor flight to washington, d.c., but he got a welcome, they thanked him for his service, weis served in 1942
eagles getting ready for the second preseason game this weekend. the defense will be tested by a good quarterback in joe flacco, they are back on the grind and back to practice, that game is this weekend back at the linc. jaime is live with more. >> reporter: the ravens come here to practice starting tomorrow. this is the third straight year that the eagles practiced against a team they were set to play. the last two seasons they practiced against the patriots, and a welcome sight at practice, keiko alonso back after two weeks of suffering the concussion and chip kelly said he would be good to go by the end of the week, he would not talk to reporters, but the team held a short one hour workout in
preparation for the joint game with baltimore, they are looking to break up the of camp. >> you kind of work together but when you get against a different team it's about competition, this whole week every day we are with them is like a preseason game. >> i remember going through the pages and it was fast and critical and i think that the ravens will be at the same spot. things will be good for us. >> tempers could flair when two teams practice together. and earl wolf did not practice, because chip kelly said he could not run with his knees, and given how reynolds played on
sunday, wolf's opportunities here could be dwindling. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> the writing may be on the wall. thank you. we invite you to join us for sports sunday, brandon graham will join us live in studio for his insights, here on sunday at 11:35 p.m. the phillies are home and bring with them bad news, miguel franco is on the disabled list for suffering a fracture in his wrist. furnish testing revealed the fracture and he is having a terrific year and will be in a splint for two to three weeks. >> a big blow, one of our better young players and having a heck of a year playing great in the middle and a pretty strong force in the middle of the lineup, you can't do anything about it, he got hit and we have to deal with it. >> chase utley will be back in the lineup tomorrow, it looks
likely that utley will finish the season with the team. sixers posted on instagram about surgery on his foot that things went well. danny briere has retired from the nhl, he spent six of his 17 years with the orange and black and is at peace with his decision. >> it's my decision, it's time to go, i have had an amazing journey and i am comfortable with where i am at this point. and it's just time to let someone take my spot. >> his three boys play hockey and he is interested to watch them develop into a star like he was. >> of course. thank you ducis.
another day of 90 degree heat but not tomorrow. >> should be the last event, it's not the heat, it's the humidity. >> haven't used that line in a while. all right well stormtracker 6 live double scan you have to work that in when are you angry. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we have rain free conditions, there are showers and thunderstorms just to the west, near harrisburg and they are moving in during the overnight hours, but sky 6 hd looking at the ben franklin bridge, a few fair weather clouds and the heat wave number four, that will be ending tomorrow, the accuweather highlight shows the heat is
continuing and in the tropics we are heating up. 92 degrees today the fourth day of heat wave number four. now temperatures will be dropping down into the 80s and in the moan time, we are only a few days away from the peak hurricane season and it has been quiet until now, tropical storm danny the fourth name of the storm this season, it looks like danny will be the first named hurricane of the season, no threat to lan next week and next week it approaches the windward islands. back at hoemd it's warm and getting more humid, philadelphia 88 degrees and allentown holding at 90 and trenton 86 and cape may 86 with winds off the ocean and wilmington 83. satellite 6 along with action radar showing it may not be raining here but if you look to the south and the southwest, lots of clouds and pockets of showers and thunderstorms and this activity is all ahead of
the main storm system, that is still out of the plain states to the west west, this is creeping to the east very slowly that means the next three days are humid and active as far as thunderstorms. tomorrow warm and soupy, with a thunderstorm possible. 75 degrees in philadelphia, and 69 in allentown and cape may 73 and wilmington 71, so the air conditioners working overnight tonight. future tracker 6 showing tomorrow grab the umbrellas, not rain for everyone, but if you see them you could get a lot of rain in a short period of time and continues on thursday and the most active day will be friday when the cold front finally slips through, this is what to expect over the next three days, rounds of showers and thunderstorms, not all day heavy rain and the humidity is extremely high, and tropical, and we are looking at the potential for 1 to 3 inches of
rain than causes the possibility of flash flooding, the ocean temperature is 70 degrees and the possibility of an evening thunderstorm and during the day mainly dry and humid with a high of 83. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, the heat wave is over as the clicker finally works tomorrow and 87 degrees and humid with scattered thunderstorms, again scattered thunderstorms again on thursday, the high is 84 and friday the most active day, with showers and thunderstorms, relatively cool and 82 degrees, and the weekend the front finally slips to the east and if it stays close enough it will throw clouds our way both days with the slight chance of a shower, not looking at a lot of activity and on monday warm and humid and 87 and tuesday partly sunny and 86. i'll have an update on the storms tonight on "action news" at 11:00. the heat did not show down
the work to spruce up a children's outpatient facility in wilmington. u.s. company employees gave it a fresh coat of paints, it's part of an initiative, partners in caring they will team up to paint different locations in the coming months. world news is next on channel 6 and world news continues at 10:00 with brian taff, meteorologist, adam joseph and ducis rogers and join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on 6 abc. for cecily tynan, jim gardner and the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams, have a nice evening.
tonight, new details. the very close call. the passenger jet trying to land in charlotte. the wind warnings. we've seen what can happen before. this time, the jet aborting the landing. the tail, though, slamming into the ground. also breaking late today, the teenage girl facing her accused attacker. testifying about what allegedly happened inside one of the most prestigious high schools. were male students keeping score? the tornado just touching down. and the flooding in a major city in the east tonight. and the wildfires. you will see the smoke jumpers diving in for duty. terror in the streets. foreigns killed. the alleged bomber caught on camera. and rosie o'donnell and her very public plea for help at this hour, after her own teenage daughter disappears.